The Nova Scotia Human Trafficking team has charged a 45-year-old man with multiple Criminal Code offences related to human trafficking.
The investigation began on October 25, 2021 and resulted in the arrest of Kenneth Daniel Norton, of Hammonds Plains, on January 26, 2022. He has been charged with:
· Trafficking in Persons (2 counts – Section 279.01 C.C. and 279.02 C.C.)
· Uttering Threats
· Assault with a weapon
· Sexual Assault
Norton remains in custody and is scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court on January 28. The victim has been offered support regarding this matter.
The Nova Scotia Provincial Human Trafficking Unit lead the investigation and was assisted by Halifax District RCMP.
If you are or have been trafficked, or believe someone you know is being trafficked, the RCMP has a support line you can call or text. It is monitored 24 hours a day by a police officer: 902-449-2425. The callers can choose to leave their information anonymously. Anonymous calls can also be made by contacting Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, submit a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or by using the P3 Tips app.